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Hike or horseback at Chernobyl Memorial Forest in Ocala – Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area in Ocala, Florida. Info with trail map and directions: http://bryanberg.net/chernobyl-memorial-forest.html

Longleaf Pine and Live Oak along this Trail Loop at Chernobyl Memorial Forest


Endangered Florida Scrub Jay


Yellow Carolina Jasmine

This portion of the Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area at the south entrance offers a 5 mile loop great for hiking and horseback riding with opportunities to deviate from the main trail. I’ve provided my hiking map below which plots once such deviation, and I found it very worthwhile with great birding opportunities and a diversity of plant life.

Plan your hike!